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Rebecca Whittaker discovered a note in a bottle while walking along Widemouth Bay on November 16th, 2016. After posting a photo of the message online, she connected with the 12 year old sender, Ciara, from Ireland.


Ciara’s Message in a Bottle

Ciara then sent Rebecca a card wishing her a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! What a lovely note to end the year on.

As 2016 comes to a close, and I reflect on all the amazing messages in bottles discovered this year, I can’t help noting that almost all of them offer good wishes and hopes for the finder’s happiness and well being. Many of the senders and finders have become friends.

Here’s hoping that we can all carry that spirit with us into the new year–and that, rather than saving our goodwill for a bottle that only one person may receive, we find within us the strength and generosity to offer wishes of happiness and well-being to the folks in our every day lives.

Cheers to you, my fellow adventurers! And Happy New Year!